Institute of Palliative Medicine Kozhikode
The Institute of Palliative Medicine, Kozhikode is a hospital and training centre for Palliative care which aims to improve the quality of life of terminally ill patients and their families. Special care is taken to ensure that the patients don’t spend their days staring at the blank ceiling, by providing colourful walls with windows which open into the lively courtyards filled with plants and people. Designed with many courtyards and verandahs with seats, the building is unlike any typical hospital. Ramps are provided within the hospital to ensure wheelchair accessibility and the bathrooms are spacious so the caretakers can provide assistance to the infirm. The roof structure, tiered in response to design of structure to accommodate patient wing in a single storey and institutional block in two storeys, makes the elevation interesting from inside and outside.